The Patriot Judges Announced

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The Patriot announces two extraordinary livestock evaluators, Amanda Schnoor & Tim Fitzgerald as their judges. It’s an honor to have these two individuals, who have spent a lifetime raising, exhibiting and judging cattle across the country! They truly understand every aspect of the industry & will do an outstanding job sorting through the cattle and interacting with our kids. Amanda Schnoor comes to us from Chowchilla, California. Amanda made stock show history recently, as she became the first female to judge the Junior Angus Show at the National Western in Denver. Amanda grew up showing steers and heifers, and even exhibited the Grand Champion Junior Market Steer at the National Western in 2005. She was on the livestock judging teams at at Modesto Junior College & Oregon State, and went on to teach ag at the college level. Amanda has judged many prestigious shows across the country, including the National Western in Denver, the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville and numerous state fairs, including Ohio, Iowa & Minnesota. Amanda and her husband reside in California, where they recently welcomed their baby girl, Quincee to their family. We are honored to have Amanda Schnoor judge the market steers at The Patriot. Tim Fitzgerald, of Sullivan, Indiana, has had the honor of judging many National Shows from coast to coast including The National Western, North American, American Royal, Atlantic National, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and numerous stock shows around the country. Tim Fitzgerald was raised on a 17,000 acre ranch in Western Nebraska with a cowherd consisting of 500 registered angus cows. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with an Animal Science degree and a minor in Business. During his time at OSU he was a member of the National Champion Livestock Judging Team, the World Champion Quarter Horse Judging Team and the Meats Judging Team. Tim embarked on a new venture in 2020 in Sullivan, Indiana starting Ferree Fitzgerald, a Registered Angus and Simmental herd focusing on raising show heifers. Recently the farm raised the 2020 American Royal Champion Angus Heifer in Kansas City, MO.We are honored to have Tim Fitzgerald evaluating steers at The Patriot. The momentum for The Patriot just keeps getting better by the day!